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Capturing file-deletion event?

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is it possible to write applicaion that runs in background and waits to see if someone is going to delete a file from windows explorer or other windows application? Does anyone know how to do this and can provide me with some sample source?

thanks in advance.
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I suppose you could try using ReadDirectoryChangesW... as for sample source, you could check out the Folder Monitor that comes with RxLib.
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In NT based systems (NT4, 2000, XP) you can use ReadDirectoryChangesW, unfortunately there's nothing comparable in win9x based systems. You can use FindFirstFileNotification, but you'll only be notified that *something* changed in the directory you're watching. If that is good enough for you: Fine.

There are some undocumented functions, which work also in win9x. However, those functions are not really reliable. They work most of the time, but not always. I've implemented this kind of stuff in my madShell package (free for non-commercial usage). Look here for more infos:

http://help.madshi.net/Data/ShellEvents.htm

Regards, Madshi.
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You can also check this out (it's not free, though):

http://www.alfasp.com/
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